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Old 11-29-2011, 07:33 AM   #14
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The article makes it pretty clear that the causes are many:
  • lack of significant revenue from basketball and football
  • lack of state support
  • poor internal fundraising
  • overall economic doldrums
  • too many teams overall (3rd in conference)

To pick Title IX as the bogeywoman here, especially when both men's and women's teams are going to be cut unless they raise money, doesn't do the complexity of the situation justice. Without financial support -- from the state, the boosters, the revenue sports, the foundation -- it does seem very difficult for the institution to support nearly 30 non-revenue sports.
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